Parking, transportation changes coming for 2013-14 academic year
4:04 p.m., July 1, 2013--University of Delaware Parking and Transportation Services will soon implement changes, which were initially announced in early May, for the 2013-14 academic year.
Changes in parking include a new Gray permit, and permits rates for the coming year have been finalized.
Getting ready for the new year
Changes in transportation includes a pilot East-West Express route, expanded weekend service and a new bus shelter near the UDairy Creamery.
New Gray permit
Similar to the Pearson Lot permit created this past year, the Gray permit will guarantee permit holders a space in the Gray zones: Gray East, which includes lots near the intersection of Wyoming Road and Chapel Street (Lots 50, 55, 55N, 55S, 55W, 3, 54, 39) and Gray North, which includes lots near the Carpenter Sports Building (Lots 19, 20 and 67).
Gray permit holders will be eligible to park in either of the Gray zones.
Pay-to-park rate changes
In order to simplify rate structure and deliver a lower all-day rate, effective July 1, the rates at the pay-to-park locations (Perkins Student Center, Trabant University Center and Roselle Center for the Arts garages, and the Visitors Center) will be:
- First 15 minutes: Free
- Over 15 minutes to one hour: $2
- Over one hour to two hours: $4
- Over two hours to three hours: $6
- Over three hours to four hours: $8
- Over four hours to 24 hours: $10
2013-14 parking rates
The permit rates for the upcoming year have been finalized and can be found here.
Online permit sales for 2013-2014 will begin on July 29 for UD employees and Aug. 1 for undergraduate and graduate students. Permits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
New route pilot
In response to feedback received from the UD community, UD has added an East-West Express route on a pilot basis beginning fall semester.
This route will travel East-West on a 30-minute loop from the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) to the Smith overpass to Studio Green via Wyoming Road-Park Place-Elkton Road during the morning rush between 7-10 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Weekend service expanded
Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 service will begin at noon during fall and spring semesters and mirror the Evening 1 and Evening 2 routes.
Additional bus shelter
A new shelter will be installed on south campus near the UDairy Creamery by the start of the academic year.